Mohammad Elshinawy – Aisha (RA) – An Ocean of Sacred Knowledge

Mohammad Elshinawy
AI: Summary © The mother of all believers in Islam is viewed as a source of reference and security. The interviewer and speaker discuss the story of the Prophet Alayhi wa sallam's death, including the importance of the death being a personal event. The interviewer also discusses the struggles of Islam during the pandemic and the importance of learning to love and protect people. mathematics and writing are also discussed as sources of reference.
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In our last hope but together two weeks ago, we spoke about our mother I Aisha Radi Allahu anha, the mother of all the believers and her greatness, and how she had separated herself from the pack and she was truly in a league of her own in terms of her purity and piety.

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And after establishing that, that she was the greatest of the wives of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after Khadija Radi Allahu Ana.

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I want to reflect a little bit in these few short moments on her unparalleled greatness in terms of her role in Islam. What she's done for Islam, no other wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, including Khadija Radi Allahu Ana did, but just that concept in general that was why did you whom had to whom, when Allah azza wa jal says that his wives all of them are their mothers, all of them, the Mothers of the Believers, what does that mean? That is not just an honorable station and they right to be honored and revered for sure that's the case. But in addition to that, Allah azza wa jal is calling our attention to the fact that they are a source of security for us, and

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affirmation for us that we actually understood Islam correctly, there is a huge dimension of Islam that could not be passed down could not even be understood, were it not for the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so they are our mothers, all of us, in the sense that you turn to your mother instinctually when you're insecure about something, likewise, we turn to them we should turn to them instinctually and what they carry to us of Islam and what they understood for us of Islam, to make sure we got our Islam right.

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And our top that list of mothers in terms of getting Islam right is our mother, Aisha Radi Allahu Ana, nobody crowds her.

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So it wasn't just that she was a wonder of a woman and that is why Allah chose her for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but she has a huge role in this religion, bringing it to us safely and keeping it for us with its clarity that Allah azza wa jal intended, you know, so many times actually, we fail or overlook, understanding the great wisdom in Allah choosing for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to marry this young woman. You know, sometimes people because they're born in a certain place or a certain time, they're wondering how could they could be such a big age gap, and they can't see beyond their own experiences, their era. But the problem is,

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even if we address that, and it is very easily addressable, logically speaking, we stop there we stop at Oh, okay, I guess it was fine. But it was more than fine. There is such profound wisdom there. We never get to that part. This is what I want to highlight. What made her such a perfect prison for us to see our Islam through what made her such a perfect vessel for Islam to reach to us in its glory.

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You know, it was a part of that was her young age, like I shadowed Ella Juana was known to be exceptionally curious, inquisitive. And this is more found in youngsters, right? She was also known to be exceptionally bold. And this is also found a lot of times in youngsters more so than people who have more to lose, if you will more experienced about stakes and otherwise. And so you would find her asking certain questions, follow up questions, inquiries, that nobody there to ask. And had she not asked them we wouldn't have known. You know, in one beautiful, splendid Hadith. The Prophet SAW Salem left her she was upset that, you know, he spent some time away from her normal husband and

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wife relations. She wished you would have spent more time with her. He comes home, he noticed it straight away in her face. He said what happened?

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Did you get jealous again?

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She said Why wouldn't someone like me be jealous about someone like you?

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I'm protective of my time with you. Instead of HFR ha ha ha No. Did like your your devil get a hold of you again. So she said, I have a tripod with me. He said yes. So she asked the follow up. She said Does everyone have a tripod with them? He said yes. Like it's nothing abnormal about you. And then she asked an even bolder question. She said even you you have a shaitan he said yes. Well I kin Allah, Allah and Allah He for Islam, but Allah assisted me against him and so he gave up. He gave

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If I'm trying to get me to, to swerve to deviates, of course no one can ever claim that but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, no one can ever say my Shaitan to he became Muslim and something like this, that would be insane and reckless. But the point is, we wouldn't have even known all of this, had she not pressed the issue, press the envelope and asked the question.

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She had this also this, you know, insatiable thirst for Sacred Knowledge.

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And that is a sign of your faith. By the way, we spoke about the purity of her faith and her heart and now we're talking about her thirst for knowledge. The more you believe in this Deen, the more you're going to want to know understand better Allah, His Messenger, the lifestyle they mapped out for us. This is all for the ways to measure your fate. How hungry are you to learn the sacred knowledge? She was an ocean of sacred knowledge because she was so hungry for it because she was so pure inside of that heart of hers, but just identify for you some beautiful examples. One of them as the scholars point out is that I Aisha Radi Allahu Allah is the one that narrates to us Muslims, the

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very first Hadith you find and so I had clarity from her. Very early on is the revelation starting you know, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would isolate himself from the hills of Mecca, he was very turned off by it, he would go worship Allah however, he knew how in that cave of Hara ultimately Gibreel Ali Salam comes to him with the truth and the revelation. He's very, you know, concerned by this new experience runs back to who Khadija and Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, Anna, and she reassures him and comes in and takes him to her cousin to get it interpreted this event. I Aisha narrates this to us. The scholar said, if you do the math, she was not even born at the time. So how did she know

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this private incident? And he just house she must have asked her? What are the Allahu Anhu before she died? Or as someone who asked Khadija she had to know everything there was to know.

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You know, even and by the way, this is a proof of his prophethood that she carried to us. Because when you live your life in this completely unexceptional, aside from integrity and but just commonplace way for 40 years, a shepherd in the tree and all of a sudden, overnight. The suddenness of the message is of the proof that it's not you, right? You completely switch gears that late in your life to pursue a life of ambition at an age when you can't enjoy it. How does this work? Right? So she carried this one to us. And then you fast forward to one of the very last exchanges of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the Sahaba she also brought that to us. And it is of the

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further proof that he was the prophet of Allah azza wa jal and she says in his final illness in my home, his daughter Howdy, Fatima are the Allahu anha enters and he says my husband did Netsy Welcome to My dear daughter come forward. I Isha says and she moved forward walking just as her father walked. Look at even when she's the kernels of nuance she's carrying for you. Her gait, her stride was just like her dad salAllahu alayhi wasallam while they have said that she reaches him, and he whispers in her ear, and she begins to cry, and he whispers in her ear again. She begins to laugh or smile. i He says, I never saw someone cry and laugh so closely together. And I said to her, what

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what did he tell you?

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She said, I would never disclose the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam secrets. And then after the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam died. I asked her again. Notice now I asked her again. What did he tell you? And she felt at that point that it was okay to mention it. So she said, he said to me

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that every year Gibreel alayhis. Salam rehearses the Quran with me and Ramadan. And this year, he rehearsed the Quran with me two times in Ramadan. And I have no way to understand that except that my time has come and that your father will not rise from this illness. So I cried.

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And then he said to me, why are you crying? What What upsets you when you will be? Is it not enough that you will be the queen of the women of Paradise?

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And you will be the first of my household to catch up with me in the hereafter? She says so I left.

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You know, the scholars point out that this is not just one prophecy and one proof of his prophets. This is two separate ones. The first of them is that he called his own death sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He fell sick many times in his life. He never said I'm gonna die in this one, except the one that he ultimately passed away in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And then he said something also very unlikely, which is that Fatima of all people are the Allahu anha young Fatima 20 or 22 years old at the time. He said she would die before anyone else. And in fact, somehow, six months later after his death, her demise befalls her and she is reunited with her

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Father in our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam.

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You know I Isha, also in Bukhari and Muslim another highly authentic hadith she says, and we used to ask the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ask which one of your wives This is household wives, right, and his wives are from his household, but a wider one Now, which one of the wives in particular

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is going to catch up with you first?

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He said, the one that has the longest arm, she said, so we understood that seller that one of his wives would die first, after we used to measure our arms against one another following his death to figure out which one is going to have the first reunion. She says, so we understood so that's our that was the tallest she had the longest arm, she said, But when zeyneb died first, we understood he meant the one who spends the farthest the one that has the farthest reaching charities and Zainab had money Xena was a crafts woman that used to be able to make money off of her skill and be able to donate more. She's carrying all this to you because of her questions because of her asking.

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You don't want final Hadith I will mention to you and it is so beautiful. You know when the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was involved in the Battle of the Trench.

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And this was the proof of his prophethood Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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He comes home after 30 days in the trenches, digging, freezing, cold, starving, they're laying siege to them, they can't fight them. So they built the trench to keep them out. After 30 days of this Allah finally sends the sand storms and the sand storms, get the armies that were invading to give up and go home. He returns home i He says I see him exhausted finished. So depleted, taking off his armor.

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Today bathe and get comfortable. And then all of a sudden, he's putting his armor back on and said what are you doing? He said Gibreel came to me and said You have taken off your armor on Muhammad, but the angels have not taken off their armor. You need to march up to bento Karela your cohabitants in Medina, they're the ones that betrayed you and brought that army to over overthrow you go, you have to neutralize them now. So think about that. She's relaying to us private matters behind closed doors, to further our confidence that he was not putting on a show outside. He was really tired. If it was really his mission, personal mission made up mission just invented, he would have rested at a

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time of rest. But he did something that he would never have done on his own. Someone else is giving orders. There really is a communication from above the skies, sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. All this came from our mother, Aisha Radi Allahu anha. So again, them being the Mothers of the Believers. It's not just about the prestige and the honor, and certainly there is, but about us, you know, solidifying our convictions in the truth of Islam through them. And we haven't even gotten to and we don't have the time to get to learning how to live that Islam, the private matters of his life, what he did behind closed doors, serving his family, his humility, the beauty of his knights

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prayers, she brought all of that to us.

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And you know, you can say but the other wives brought it to us, and they did.

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But you know, between Asia, and the second greatest Narrator among his wives, is 5x

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OMA selama narrated about 400 a hadith total. May Allah be pleased with her. I Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu narrated 2000 Hadith. She's one of the four top narrators in all of Islam, because a big part of that was because she was young. She lived 40 years after the Prophet SAW Selim, she was childless Allah gave her that difficult trial to be available to teach because sometimes you may have more knowledge but no opportunity to teach it to share it to others. So Allah lined up this pure soul with a life perfectly formed to carry Islam to the generations that follow a holy holy heart that was stuck for Allah Allah Emily welcome.

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Him Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Milena be about that shadow Allah Allah illallah wa la sharika lah who are shadow and Mohammed and Ovid who want to be you who are pseudo. And so after that divinely structured life of hers was set up. It's no wonder now why the Sahaba themselves not just us. instinctually like you turned to a mother instinctually saw her as such a great reference point. Masaru was one of the tablet I mean, who met many of the Sahaba but it was the of the successor that later the second generation. He used the color Habiba to Rasulillah the beloved of the Messenger of Allah and used to say that I would witness the elders of the Sahaba crowd around

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Aisha Radi Allahu anha for their disputes on inheritance you

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no inheritance laws in Islam, how do you distribute the estate when someone dies? Their complex we have the principles and the client and sunnah to ensure justice. But then there's so many scenarios. That's why Muslims were the ones that invented algebra because algebra is from Jabra fixing things. So how do you fix the fractions? Basically, when when you're distributing the state, they needed that for the for the inheritance laws, before algebra, they would come to AI issue and they will disagree and she will settle their inheritance debates.

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And then Abu Musa who was also happy himself or the Allahu Allah Shadi used to say every time we would debate on a hadith or it was like problematic for us, like how do you these two ahaadeeth fit together? How do you reconcile? He said, we wouldn't go to Aisha Radi Allahu anha except that we would find the solution with her she'd have something of insight of useful, you know, adds to say on this discussion, and then her nephew Rotorua or the Allahu Anh, or Rahim Allah Allah He used to say my aunt I Aisha, nobody did I ever meet that was more knowledgeable and understanding of the deen and then poetry and even in medicine than I should and I said to her my aunt like, I get it

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understanding in the deen I get it even poetry, your father's book, The man of great eloquence, but medicine, like she was of the earliest polymaths meaning like experts across many fields, in our own scholarship, have a unique strength. And so that tear he got it but what about medicine? She said in the final year before the prophets death, people were coming into Islam in waves from faraway places. So every one of them would propose to the Prophet SAW Selim in his times of weakness, certain remedies, and I wouldn't hear anything except that I would document it or register it make call something for it. And so that is why she was so unique, you know, an ocean of knowledge for us.

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And that is why Abdullah Hypno obey Demuro made us to say that no body cries over the death of Aisha in lemon, Canada who, um, except someone who she is a mother of four, that is all of us. That's the idea that it was such a loss for us all.

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So much sacred in was buried on that day. And that is why on the final days of her life, I'll close with this. You know, they said to her as she was dying, Abdullah hidden abbess. Radi Allahu Anhu has at the door, she said, Don't let him in. They said, why he's like your son.

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She said, because he's going to come in, and he's going to praise me. And she's afraid that she, you know, thinks highly of herself at the moment when you're supposed to show the utmost humility before Allah that was also of great knowledge that she knew her size, the end of the day, there is master and their slave. She didn't want anyone to praise her. She wanted to lock in on that humility and good hopes of Allah not good hopes of yourself. So he said, Don't let her in and they kept pressing her till she, they, they finally were allowed to let him in. Once they let him in. She did what he did what she knew he would do. He said, Oh, my mother, nothing stands between you and the end of

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every trial in this world except this death. Cheer up. You were the most beloved of the wives of the Messenger of Allah to him, and he only loves that which is purists. Oh, my mother, Allah acquitted you when they others the hypocrites accused you of immodesty and illicit relations, Allah acquitted you and declared your innocence in the Quran from above seven skies. And now that slaughter the note is being recited in every single message versus about you. Oh my mother, you lost your necklace on the night of a Blab and the whole army stopped till you found your necklace. And we ran out of water and the whole OMA now is allowed to make Taya mum dry ablution because of that one incident that one

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night, in other words, that oh my mother, you have always and forever been a blessing for this OMA, you have always in forever been a blessing of this Alma Walla who you are indeed a blessed woman. And with that, I love you all. And I say it time and time again and I pray that I never get tired of saying it. Learn to love these people and to live in their understanding of Islam and in their example, learn to intend when you say, Oh Allah give us the path of those you've blessed to remember the likes of the prophets than the likes of the Sahaba like Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, Allah, may Allah be pleased with them and shower them with his most abundant grace. May Allah reunite us with

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them in the highest guardians welfare dose

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